Prep Baseball Report

Top Prospect Games: Underclass -- Stats Leader Board


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

On Sunday October 28th, PBR was at NC State's Dail Park to host the Top Prospect Games: Underclass.  The event featured perhaps the most talented underclass field of talent that PBR has put together for one event.  With over 50 of the top players in the state on one field, we thought we would have a great day... and we did.

The day opened with the position players going through some athletic testing with Swift Athletics.  Players had the chance to run on a laser timed 60 yard on turf.  With Swift, PBR Scouts were able to collect the 60yd time, plus a 10yd split and a 30yd split.  With younger athletes, the 10yd and 30yd give a great glimpse and a players explosiveness out of the gate and a top end run speed, even if they cannot maintain that top end speed through the 60 yd course.  Players also went through some jumping test with Swift.  Players were tested in the vertcial jump as well as a 4-jump RSI.

Following the athletic testing, each hitter took multiple rounds of BP.  During BP, TrackMan was used to get ball flight information off the bat.  BLAST sensors were used to get readings on each hitter with their swing prior to contact.  Following BP, players went through a defensive workout at their primary defensive positions with PBR scouts taking metrics on arm strength.

After the player workouts, the event concluded with two controlled scrimmages.  Pitchers threw to live hitters in game situations that were controlled by PBR Scouts.  While the workout gives PBR Scouts and coaches a lot of information to digest, the game setting allows players to continue to show their skill set and to apply their tools in a competitive fashion.

Top Prospect Games: Underclass - Notes
+ 4 Players ran sub 6.90 in the sixty
+ 18 players ran sub 7.20 in the sixty
+ 20 players saw their peak run speed above 19mph
+ 19 players ran sub 4.00 in the thirty yard split
+ 12 players saw a max vertical jump of 30in or more
+ 10 players posted a BLAST Bat Speed Max of 75mph or higher
+ 12 players posted an average exit velocity above 85mph through their two rounds.
+ 99.9mph was the top exit velocity recorded on Sunday
+ 22 players posted an exit velocity of 90mph or higher
+ 5 catchers posted a velocity out of the crouch of 79mph or better

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stat breakdown from the Top Prospect Games: Underclass

Statistical Leader Board

60 Yard Dash

Swift Athletic Laser Timers were used to time each runner in the 10, 30, and 60 yard run.  Below we take a look at the best runners in the 60 from the event.  Look for more information coming from the Swift Athletics testing in the coming weeks.


Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Hayden Heath NC Millbrook 2025 OF 6.73 s
2 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 6.87 s
^ Andrew Kilgore NC Heritage 2025 OF 6.87 s
3 Gunnar Alm NC Polk County 2026 OF 6.89 s
4 Carson Tew NC Midway 2026 2B 6.93 s
5 Prince Zion Odom NC High Point Christian 2025 OF 7.01 s
^ Ryker Butcher NC D.H. Conley 2025 C 7.01 s
6 Vincent Lee NC Pro5 2025 2B 7.02 s
^ Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 7.02 s
7 Davis Phillips NC The Burlington School 2025 C 7.03 s
^ Michael Woodard NC New Bern 2026 1B 7.03 s
8 Clay Rosser NC Grimsley 2025 RHP 7.05 s
9 Jonathan Reece NC Christ School 2025 C 7.06 s
10 Cannon Lee NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 7.08 s

TrackMan Max Exit Velocity (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.


Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Giovanni Buccino NC West Forsyth 2027 1B 99.9 mph
2 Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 98.8 mph
3 Jonathan Reece NC Christ School 2025 C 97.2 mph
4 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 97.1 mph
5 Ryker Butcher NC D.H. Conley 2025 C 96.4 mph
6 Prince Zion Odom NC High Point Christian 2025 OF 96.0 mph
7 Dylan Palmer NC East Wake Academy 2026 OF 94.6 mph
8 Andru Hall NC West Stokes 2025 SS 93.9 mph
9 Ethan Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 3B 93.7 mph
10 Miller Cox SC P27 Academy 2025 OF 93.5 mph

Positional Velocity - Infielders

Infielders were able to workout at shortstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout.


Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Cannon Lee NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 89
2 Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 83
^ Crawford Elrod NC Westchester Country Day 2026 SS 83
3 Cooper Phillips NC Cleveland 2025 3B 82
^ Andres Lopez SC Legion Collegiate 2025 2B 82
4 Luka Rose NC Christ School 2025 LHP 80
5 Andru Hall NC West Stokes 2025 SS 79
^ Davis Bradley NC DH Conley 2025 SS 79
^ Will Eichler NC Ravenscroft 2025 RHP 79
^ Caden Nolan NC Richmond Senior 2026 3B 79

Positional Velocity - Outfielders

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength. 


Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 92
2 Gunnar Alm NC Polk County 2026 OF 89
3 Ethan Wisler NC Wakefield 2027 OF 85
4 Hayden Heath NC Millbrook 2025 OF 83
^ Andrew Kilgore NC Heritage 2025 OF 83
^ Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 83
5 Dylan Palmer NC East Wake Academy 2026 OF 81
^ Clay Rosser NC Grimsley 2025 RHP 81

Catcher Pop Times & Positional Velocity

In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  


Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Ryker Butcher NC D.H. Conley 2025 C 85
2 Davis Phillips NC The Burlington School 2025 C 81
^ Ben Dudash NC Wakefield 2026 C 81
3 Eric Branch NC Surry Central 2026 C 79
^ Jonathan Reece NC Christ School 2025 C 79
4 Cole Rogers NC Wake Forest 2026 C 76
5 Landen Smith NC Harnett Central 2026 C 74


Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ryker Butcher NC D.H. Conley 2025 C 1.94-2.20
2 Ben Dudash NC Wakefield 2026 C 1.98-2.18
3 Eric Branch NC Surry Central 2026 C 2.00-2.13
4 Davis Phillips NC The Burlington School 2025 C 2.00-2.14
5 Landen Smith NC Harnett Central 2026 C 2.06-2.19

TrackMan Info - Pitcher Bullpens

Pitchers threw a controlled 1-2 innings, showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan. TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.


Max Fastball Velocity


Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Garrett Long NC Porter Ridge 2025 LHP 88.9 mph
2 JD Mace NC Burlington Christian 2025 RHP 88.1 mph
3 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 87.5 mph
4 Cooper Phillips NC Cleveland 2025 3B 86.6 mph
5 Andrew Yelton NC RS Central 2025 LHP 86.4 mph
6 Cannon Lee NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 85.9 mph
7 Connor Salerno SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 85.1 mph
8 Peter Boatwright NC Christ School 2025 RHP 85.0 mph
9 Jake Hunter NC Uwharrie Charter Academy 2026 RHP 84.5 mph
10 Ben Bordeaux NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 RHP 84.0 mph